Period
to 8 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for VBScript skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VBScript over the 6 months to 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 713 668 695
Rank change year-on-year -45 +27 -19
Permanent jobs citing VBScript 351 523 592
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.33% 0.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.49% 0.60% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 267 431 421
UK median annual salary £46,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.12% +8.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £85,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% -5.56%

VBScript is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 71,536 87,452 99,214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.83% 55.04% 55.18%
Number of salaries quoted 59,048 72,693 81,911
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

VBScript
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VBScript as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VBScript.

Salary trend for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VBScript over the 6 months to 8 December 2019.

Salary histogram for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the UK over the 6 months to 8 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -47 318 £45,000 -10.00% 52
UK excluding London +22 190 £42,500 +1.19% 54
London -24 134 £50,000 -9.09% 9
Midlands +17 54 £40,000 +23.08% 3
South East 0 39 £45,000 - 8
North of England +49 37 £42,500 +10.39% 23
West Midlands +18 37 £40,000 +10.34% 3
North West +51 32 £42,500 +10.39% 14
South West +37 26 £45,000 -33.33% 5
East of England +17 24 £45,000 +20.00% 4
East Midlands +14 17 £52,500 +68.00%
Scotland +4 7 £44,000 +10.00% 6
Yorkshire +17 4 £39,750 -0.63% 3
Wales +6 3 £38,750 +10.71% 5
North East - 1 £32,500 - 6

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, IT jobs citing VBScript also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for VBScript.

1 212 (60.40%) PowerShell
2 197 (56.13%) Windows
3 166 (47.29%) Microsoft
4 161 (45.87%) SQL
5 133 (37.89%) Active Directory
6 128 (36.47%) C#
7 127 (36.18%) SQL Server
8 119 (33.90%) .NET
9 102 (29.06%) Windows Server
10 91 (25.93%) VMware
11 87 (24.79%) Office 365
12 85 (24.22%) SCCM
12 85 (24.22%) Agile Software Development
13 83 (23.65%) Windows 10
14 82 (23.36%) JavaScript
15 72 (20.51%) ITIL
15 72 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
16 69 (19.66%) Azure
17 67 (19.09%) T-SQL
18 66 (18.80%) Test Automation
19 61 (17.38%) Finance
20 56 (15.95%) DHCP
20 56 (15.95%) DNS
20 56 (15.95%) Microsoft Certification
21 55 (15.67%) VB
22 54 (15.38%) Java
23 53 (15.10%) Windows Server 2012
24 51 (14.53%) ASP.NET
25 50 (14.25%) MCSE
25 50 (14.25%) Problem-Solving

VBScript
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 43 (12.25%) SharePoint
2 33 (9.40%) IIS
3 24 (6.84%) Confluence
4 22 (6.27%) MS Exchange
5 21 (5.98%) CMS
6 17 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (3.99%) Tornado
8 13 (3.70%) Tomcat
9 11 (3.13%) Drupal
10 7 (1.99%) Skype for Business
11 6 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (1.42%) Umbraco
13 4 (1.14%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.57%) OpenEdge
15 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.28%) CICS
15 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 40 (11.40%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (5.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.28%) ProjectWise
4 1 (0.28%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Workfront
2 2 (0.57%) Infor CRM
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 87 (24.79%) Office 365
2 69 (19.66%) Azure
3 28 (7.98%) AWS
4 26 (7.41%) GitHub
5 16 (4.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (4.27%) OneDrive
7 12 (3.42%) Power Platform
8 8 (2.28%) BlazeMeter
8 8 (2.28%) SaaS
9 4 (1.14%) IaaS
9 4 (1.14%) PaaS
10 3 (0.85%) Slack
10 3 (0.85%) Yammer
11 2 (0.57%) PowerApps
12 1 (0.28%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 56 (15.95%) DHCP
1 56 (15.95%) DNS
2 29 (8.26%) Firewall
3 23 (6.55%) TCP/IP
4 21 (5.98%) VoIP
5 13 (3.70%) LAN
6 11 (3.13%) Internet
7 10 (2.85%) VLAN
7 10 (2.85%) VPN
8 9 (2.56%) PuTTY
9 8 (2.28%) SAN
9 8 (2.28%) WAN
10 7 (1.99%) Skype
11 6 (1.71%) SMTP
11 6 (1.71%) SNMP
12 4 (1.14%) NAS
12 4 (1.14%) Telnet
12 4 (1.14%) Wireless
13 3 (0.85%) Broadband
13 3 (0.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (36.18%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (4.56%) MySQL
5 16 (4.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (2.85%) Power BI
8 9 (2.56%) Oracle Database
8 9 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (2.56%) SQLPlus
9 8 (2.28%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.71%) Data Lake
11 6 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.85%) QlikView
13 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
14 2 (0.57%) Big Data
14 2 (0.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 38 (10.83%) Cucumber
2 35 (9.97%) Selenium
3 33 (9.40%) HP UFT
4 32 (9.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (8.55%) Git (software)
5 30 (8.55%) SoapUI
6 26 (7.41%) Visual Studio
7 24 (6.84%) JIRA
8 22 (6.27%) WebDriver
9 20 (5.70%) Bitbucket
10 19 (5.41%) Jenkins
11 18 (5.13%) TestNG
12 17 (4.84%) Postman
13 16 (4.56%) JUnit
13 16 (4.56%) Maven
13 16 (4.56%) NUnit
14 14 (3.99%) Appium
14 14 (3.99%) JMeter
15 13 (3.70%) Hudson
15 13 (3.70%) WinDbg
General
1 61 (17.38%) Finance
2 37 (10.54%) Aerospace
3 19 (5.41%) Banking
4 14 (3.99%) Military
5 13 (3.70%) Retail
6 9 (2.56%) Public Sector
7 7 (1.99%) Law
7 7 (1.99%) Police
8 6 (1.71%) Back Office
8 6 (1.71%) Legal
8 6 (1.71%) Publishing
9 5 (1.42%) Fire and Rescue
9 5 (1.42%) Local Government
10 4 (1.14%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.14%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.85%) Advertising
12 2 (0.57%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 72 (20.51%) Developer
2 45 (12.82%) Analyst
3 44 (12.54%) Consultant
4 27 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 25 (7.12%) .NET Developer
6 24 (6.84%) C# Developer
7 22 (6.27%) Microsoft Consultant
8 21 (5.98%) Web Developer
9 18 (5.13%) Active Directory Consultant
9 18 (5.13%) SQL Developer
9 18 (5.13%) Tester
9 18 (5.13%) Windows Consultant
10 17 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
11 16 (4.56%) Installations Engineer
12 15 (4.27%) Junior
12 15 (4.27%) Junior Developer
12 15 (4.27%) Management Consultant
13 14 (3.99%) Azure Consultant
13 14 (3.99%) Support Analyst
14 13 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (33.90%) .NET
2 51 (14.53%) ASP.NET
3 45 (12.82%) HTML
4 42 (11.97%) XML
5 31 (8.83%) .NET Framework
6 26 (7.41%) SOAP
6 26 (7.41%) Web Services
7 24 (6.84%) CSS
8 22 (6.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 22 (6.27%) REST
9 20 (5.70%) AngularJS
9 20 (5.70%) jQuery
10 18 (5.13%) Apache Flex
11 16 (4.56%) HTML5
12 15 (4.27%) ADO
13 11 (3.13%) Classic ASP
13 11 (3.13%) JSON
13 11 (3.13%) LAMP
13 11 (3.13%) LDAP
13 11 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.39%) Management Information System
2 17 (4.84%) Blackberry
3 16 (4.56%) Anti-Piracy
3 16 (4.56%) Handset
4 11 (3.13%) Fat Client
4 11 (3.13%) Thin Client
5 10 (2.85%) Clustering
5 10 (2.85%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (1.99%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.71%) Hedge funds
8 6 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.71%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.14%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.14%) Replication
10 3 (0.85%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (0.85%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.85%) PKI
10 3 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 197 (56.13%) Windows
2 102 (29.06%) Windows Server
3 83 (23.65%) Windows 10
4 53 (15.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 34 (9.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (7.41%) Linux
8 14 (3.99%) Android
9 9 (2.56%) AIX
10 6 (1.71%) Unix
11 5 (1.42%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.14%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.85%) VxWorks
14 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (24.22%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (20.51%) ITIL
3 66 (18.80%) Test Automation
4 50 (14.25%) Problem-Solving
5 41 (11.68%) MVC
6 39 (11.11%) Scrum
7 38 (10.83%) Project Management
8 36 (10.26%) Project Delivery
9 34 (9.69%) Collaborative Working
10 33 (9.40%) Web Development
11 31 (8.83%) SDLC
12 29 (8.26%) BDD
12 29 (8.26%) PRINCE2
13 28 (7.98%) Configuration Management
13 28 (7.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 26 (7.41%) Regression Testing
14 26 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
15 25 (7.12%) Test Scripting
16 23 (6.55%) Test Strategy
17 22 (6.27%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 212 (60.40%) PowerShell
2 161 (45.87%) SQL
3 128 (36.47%) C#
4 82 (23.36%) JavaScript
5 67 (19.09%) T-SQL
6 55 (15.67%) VB
7 54 (15.38%) Java
8 49 (13.96%) Python
9 29 (8.26%) Bash Shell
10 23 (6.55%) Shell Script
11 18 (5.13%) C++
12 16 (4.56%) VB6
13 15 (4.27%) Ruby
14 14 (3.99%) Perl
15 13 (3.70%) PL/SQL
15 13 (3.70%) VBA
16 10 (2.85%) C
17 8 (2.28%) VB.NET
18 7 (1.99%) Ada
19 3 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 56 (15.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (14.25%) MCSE
3 38 (10.83%) MCSA
4 34 (9.69%) Security Cleared
5 24 (6.84%) ISTQB
6 23 (6.55%) ISEB
7 22 (6.27%) Degree
8 20 (5.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 20 (5.70%) SC Cleared
9 13 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (3.13%) DV Cleared
11 8 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (1.99%) DBS Check
13 6 (1.71%) CCNP
14 4 (1.14%) CCNA
14 4 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.85%) CCSP
15 3 (0.85%) CCVP
15 3 (0.85%) MCP
15 3 (0.85%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (13.11%) QA
2 14 (3.99%) SLA
3 4 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.28%) PMO
5 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 133 (37.89%) Active Directory
2 72 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 23 (6.55%) XenApp
5 18 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (4.84%) Docker
7 12 (3.42%) vSphere
8 10 (2.85%) VMware NSX
9 9 (2.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 7 (1.99%) ISA Server
11 5 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.57%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.57%) Firmware
14 2 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.57%) XenDesktop
15 1 (0.28%) ACF2
15 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 85 (24.22%) SCCM
2 20 (5.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (5.13%) WSUS
4 16 (4.56%) BMC PATROL
5 14 (3.99%) Ansible
5 14 (3.99%) Perfmon
6 12 (3.42%) vCenter Server
7 10 (2.85%) MIIS
8 9 (2.56%) Backup Exec
9 8 (2.28%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (1.42%) WMI
11 4 (1.14%) AppDNA
11 4 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (1.14%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (1.14%) Kubernetes
11 4 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 3 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.85%) Puppet
12 3 (0.85%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 166 (47.29%) Microsoft
2 91 (25.93%) VMware
3 48 (13.68%) Citrix
4 26 (7.41%) HP
5 16 (4.56%) IBM
5 16 (4.56%) Veeam
6 14 (3.99%) Apple
6 14 (3.99%) Atlassian
7 13 (3.70%) Oracle
8 11 (3.13%) Cisco
8 11 (3.13%) Dell
9 8 (2.28%) Bloomberg
9 8 (2.28%) Ivanti
9 8 (2.28%) RedGate
9 8 (2.28%) Remedy
9 8 (2.28%) Reuters
10 5 (1.42%) Mitel
10 5 (1.42%) Nintex
10 5 (1.42%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.14%) Google